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Old 04-03-2008, 12:06 PM   #121
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I'm encouraged by Jon Lester's performance yesterday. If he performs like that on a consistent basis, the Red Sox will have a hell of a #3 starter.
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we prefer to keep this thread simply for discussion, rather than blunt statements of fact. that's what mrpryck's thread is for
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I'm encouraged by Jon Lester's performance yesterday. If he performs like that on a consistent basis, the Red Sox will have a hell of a #3 starter.
and i will have another quality fantasy starter
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:12 PM   #124
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Putz has a better save conversion rate last year and a lower era than any of those 3. Papelbon beat him in K/9 innings. They're probably tied for the best closer in baseball.
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Bartolo Colon should be comming back soon too. The bullpen will be excellent again this year.
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you can have all the stats you want... if it's the 9th inning of the 7th game of the world series and i could pick any closer in baseball to put on the mound, it's still mariano rivera.


if we based how good a closer is/was on stats alone, then trevor hoffman is hands down the best closer of this past generation... and we all know that's certainly not the case.
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you can have all the stats you want... if it's the 9th inning of the 7th game of the world series and i could pick any closer in baseball to put on the mound, it's still mariano rivera.
I would have agreed with this statement about three or four years ago.

I'd be quite comfortable with Papelbon now.
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i'm not saying others couldn't fill the role as well... but if i had to pick just one guy? yea... it's still mo
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I think if JJ was in the east, he'd have much more credibility. I find that generally people from the east take people from the west much less seriously, when it comes to baseball.
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I think if JJ was in the east, he'd have much more credibility. I find that generally people from the east take people from the west much less seriously, when it comes to baseball.
the fact that he plays in the west has absolutely 100% nothing to do with it. it's his post season resume, or lack there of, that keeps him off the top of the list for me.
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I don't want to alarm anybody, but Kansas City is currently on pace for a 162-win season.
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the fact that he plays in the west has absolutely 100% nothing to do with it. it's his post season resume, or lack there of, that keeps him off the top of the list for me.
So then, is Johan Santana your pick for best starter in baseball? Because if you're going by postseason, it should probably be Tom Glavine who's probably pitched in more post season innings than anyone else active at the moment.
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Considering that lifetime, Glavine is only 13-11 with a 3.42 ERA in the postseason, he wouldn't be the best choice. He's only been on one winning team also.

But it wouldn't be Santana, either. Not at this point.
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That just means his team couldn't hit for him. Anyway, I don't base my concepts of best player on their history of playoff performance. I base my concepts of best player on their playing. I guess it would kind of be like saying Ken Griffey Jr. is, and has always been, a pretty terrible player, since he's only been to the postseason twice.
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